Craft Live: Drawing and Mindfulness 2

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Be guided through drawing exercises and mindful meditation on our online course

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What would it be like to immerse yourself in one artwork for an hour, taking time to look and draw? We bring together drawing exercises and mindful meditation, to guide you through an experience of close attention and deep engagement with art.

When we are drawing with mindfulness, we become aware of the direct sensory experience of our materials, paper and sensations of looking. Coming into our moment-by-moment experience like this can have a positive effect on our sense of wellbeing, and allow us to start the day feeling more focused and open to creativity.

One of our Persian manuscripts, an Anvār-i Suhaylī (Lights of Canopus), will be the focus for the session. We’ll begin with a short meditation practice to settle the mind and awake the senses, then we’ll explore one painting from the manuscript, through observational drawing and abstract drawn responses. The session ends with an opportunity to reflect on your experience of sustained, careful looking, before closing with a mindful pause.

This is one of three Drawing and Mindfulness events which can be booked across three Fridays in August:

Friday 6 August

Friday 13 August

Friday 27 August

This course takes place on Zoom and we will email you a joining link the day before. There will be an opportunity to reflect on your experience with your fellow participants and share your responses with the tutor.

Live captions will be provided by Stagetext.


Name: Craft Live: Drawing and Mindfulness 2
Where: Entrance Hall
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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When: -
Price: Full Price: £20.00
Student: £16.00
Registered Unemployed: £16.00
Disabled: £16.00
Senior (60+): £18.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546